Wingspan: Hits and History

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Wingspan: Hits and History
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Greatest hits album by
Released7 May 2001
RecordedLate 1969 – mid-1983
GenreRock
Length153:04 (UK version)
LabelParlophone
ProducerPaul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Chris Thomas, George Martin
Paul McCartney chronology
Liverpool Sound Collage
(2000)
Wingspan: Hits and History
(2001)
Driving Rain
(2001)

Wingspan: Hits and History is a greatest hits compilation album by Paul McCartney featuring material spanning his first solo album McCartney in 1970 to the 1984 Give My Regards to Broad Street movie soundtrack.

Wingspan is separated into two distinct sets: the "Hits" disc features commercially successful material, while "History" showcases lesser-known songs from the same period. American and British editions of the album vary slightly, as the UK edition contains the studio version of "Coming Up" while the US edition contains "Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)", which was more popular there. The Japanese version of the album also includes "Eat at Home", which had been issued as a single in Japan.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Essential Rock Discography8/10[2]
Q3/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[4]
Uncut3/5 stars[5]

Released in 2001 in conjunction with a prime time TV documentary, similarly called Wingspan, the associated soundtrack was a commercial success. In the United States, it went straight to number 2 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 221,000 copies in the first week of its release.[6] The album charted there for 14 weeks, selling approximately 970,000 units as of 2005.[7] Wingspan has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, and also reached gold status in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.[8] A DVD release of the broadcast documentary – which dealt with McCartney's relationship with Linda Eastman and their eventual marriage, the traumatic final year of the Beatles' career and his own role in their break-up, and the story of Wings' formation and career through the 1970s towards their dissolution in 1980 – was produced by Mary McCartney, who also interviewed her father in the film.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1: Hits[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Listen to What the Man Said" (from Venus and Mars, 1975)Paul McCartney, Linda McCartneyWings3:57
2."Band on the Run" (from Band on the Run, 1973)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyPaul McCartney and Wings5:13
3."Another Day" (Non-album single, 1971)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyPaul McCartney3:43
4."Live and Let Die" (from the Live and Let Die soundtrack, 1973)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyPaul McCartney and Wings3:12
5."Jet" (from Band on the Run)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyPaul McCartney and Wings4:08
6."My Love" (from Red Rose Speedway, 1973)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyPaul McCartney and Wings4:08
7."Silly Love Songs" (from Wings at the Speed of Sound, 1976)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyWings5:55
8."Pipes of Peace" (from Pipes of Peace, 1983)P. McCartneyPaul McCartney3:26
9."C Moon" (Non-album single, 1972)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyWings4:35
10."Hi, Hi, Hi" (Non-album single, 1972)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyWings3:09
11."Let 'Em In" (from Wings at the Speed of Sound)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyWings5:10
12."Goodnight Tonight" (Non-album single, 1979)P. McCartneyWings4:21
13."Junior's Farm" (DJ edit; non-album single, 1974)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyPaul McCartney and Wings3:03
14."Mull of Kintyre" (Non-album single, 1977)P. McCartney, Denny LaineWings4:45
15."Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" (from Ram, 1971)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyPaul and Linda McCartney4:50
16."With a Little Luck" (DJ edit; original version from London Town, 1978)P. McCartneyWings3:13
17."Coming Up" (from McCartney II, 1980)P. McCartneyPaul McCartney3:53
18."No More Lonely Nights" (from Give My Regards to Broad Street, 1984)P. McCartneyPaul McCartney4:47
Total length:75:38

Disc 2: History[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Let Me Roll It" (from Band on the Run)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyPaul McCartney and Wings4:51
2."The Lovely Linda" (from McCartney, 1970)P. McCartneyPaul McCartney0:45
3."Daytime Nighttime Suffering" (B-side to the "Goodnight Tonight" single, 1979)P. McCartneyWings3:23
4."Maybe I'm Amazed" (from McCartney)P. McCartneyPaul McCartney3:52
5."Helen Wheels" (Non-album single/Band on the Run [US edition only], 1973)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyPaul McCartney and Wings3:46
6."Bluebird" (from Band on the Run)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyPaul McCartney and Wings3:26
7."Heart of the Country" (from Ram)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyPaul and Linda McCartney2:24
8."Every Night" (from McCartney)P. McCartneyPaul McCartney2:34
9."Take It Away" (Single version; original version from Tug of War, 1982)P. McCartneyPaul McCartney4:05
10."Junk" (from McCartney)P. McCartneyPaul McCartney1:57
11."Man We Was Lonely" (from McCartney)P. McCartneyPaul McCartney2:59
12."Venus and Mars/Rock Show" (Single edit; original version from Venus and Mars)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyWings3:46
13."The Back Seat of My Car" (from Ram)P. McCartneyPaul and Linda McCartney4:29
14."Rockestra Theme" (from Back to the Egg, 1979)P. McCartneyWings2:36
15."Girlfriend" (from London Town)P. McCartneyWings4:44
16."Waterfalls" (DJ edit; original version from McCartney II)P. McCartneyPaul McCartney3:24
17."Tomorrow" (from Wild Life, 1971)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyWings3:27
18."Too Many People" (from Ram)P. McCartneyPaul and Linda McCartney4:12
19."Call Me Back Again" (from Venus and Mars)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyWings4:59
20."Tug of War" (Single version; original version from Tug of War)P. McCartneyPaul McCartney4:04
21."Bip Bop/Hey Diddle" (Previously unreleased; recorded in 1971)P. McCartney, L. McCartneyPaul and Linda McCartney3:36
22."No More Lonely Nights" (Playout version) (Edit; original version from Give My Regards to Broad Street)P. McCartneyPaul McCartney3:55
Total length:77:26

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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